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Systematic Theology, Vol. Three: Life in the Spirit [Hardcover]

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Pages   548
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.6" Width: 5.98" Height: 1.84"
Weight:   2.07 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Feb 1, 2006
Publisher   Hendrickson Publishers
Age  21
ISBN  1598560395  
EAN  9781598560398  


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This is the third volume of Systematic Theology. It also comes as part of the complete set complete set (ISBN 1598560360).

Emphasizing the beliefs common to all branches of Christendom rather than the issues that divide, Thomas Oden brings the full weight of two millennia of discussion to bear on the ever-contemporary questions of Christian faith. His magisterial study not only treats the traditional elements of systematic theology, referencing hundreds of theologians-Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox, charismatic-but also highlights the foundational exegetes of history. Broadly ecumenical in the truest sense of the word, and written from the perspective of a theological liberal-turned-evangelical, Oden's direct, frank, and provocative approach articulates the concerns of a broad spectrum of Christians-pastors, teachers, seminarians, and thoughtful laity.

Though comprehensive in scope, the set is arranged in a Trinitarian fashion with each volume focusing on one person of the godhead. The first volume explores the Christian understanding of God, creation and providence. The second volume discusses Christ and the Incarnation. The third volume considers the presence of the Holy Spirit in history, and his power in the lives and communities of present day believers.

  • Volume 1: The Living God
  • Volume 2: The Word of Life
  • Volume 3: Life in the Spirit


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Emphasizing the beliefs common to all branches of Christendom rather than the issues that divide, Thomas Oden brings the full weight of two millennia of discussion to bear on the ever-contemporary questions of Christian faith. His magisterial study not only treats the traditional elements of systematic theology, referencing hundreds of theologians--Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox, charismatic--but also highlights the foundational exegetes of history. Broadly ecumenical in the truest sense of the word, and written from the perspective of a theological liberal-turned-evangelical, Oden's direct, frank, and provocative approach articulates the concerns of a broad spectrum of Christians--pastors, teachers, seminarians, and thoughtful laity.

Though comprehensive in scope, the set is arranged in a Trinitarian fashion with each volume focusing on one person of the godhead. The first volume explores the Christian understanding of God, creation and providence. The second volume discusses Christ and the Incarnation. The third volume considers the presence of the Holy Spirit in history, and his power in the lives and communities of present day believers.

- Volume 1: "The Living God " ISBN 9781598560374]
- Volume 2: "The Word of Life" ISBN 9781598560381]
- Volume 3: "Life in the Spirit" ISBN 9781598560398]
These volumes may be purchased separately.

"Demonstrates a commitment of faithfulness to the scriptural teachings concerning Jesus and a rich appreciation for the classical and conciliar traditions of Christology."
--"Preaching"

"Oden's project is anti-trendiness with a vengeance . . . refreshingly bold."
--"First Things"

"The most impressive systematic exercise in ecumenical 'consensual thinking' in print."
--"Religious Studies Review"

"A welcome addition to the pastor's bookshelf and a needed voice in the contemporary theological conversation."
--"Interpretation"

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More About Thomas C. Oden

Thomas C. Oden Thomas C. Oden (PhD, Yale) is Director of the Center for Early African Christianity at Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania and Henry Anson Buttz Professor of Theology and Ethics at Drew University. He is an ordained Methodist minister and the author of many books, including The Rebirth of Orthodoxy: Signs of New Life in Christianity, How Africa Shaped the Christian Mind: Rediscovering the African Seedbed of Western Christianity, Doctrinal Standards in the Wesleyan Tradition, and Classic Christianity. Dr. Oden is also the general editor for the widely-used Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture series.

Born Thomas Clark Oden (October 21, 1931) he is most reknown for his work as an American United Methodist theologian and religious author. He was born in Altus, Oklahoma. He has a B.A. degree from the University of Oklahoma (1953), a B.D from Southern Methodist University (1956), an M.A. from Yale University (1958), and a Ph.D. from Yale University (1960).

Oden is best known as a proponent of paleo-orthodoxy, an approach to theology that often relies on patristic sources. He has published a series of books that he says are tools for promoting "classical Christianity." Oden suggests that Christians need to rely upon the wisdom of the historical Church, particularly the early Church, rather than on modern scholarship and theology, which is often, in his view, tainted by political agendas.

He has written, "The term paleo-orthodoxy is employed to make clear that we are not talking about neo-orthodoxy. Paleo- becomes a necessary prefix only because the term orthodoxy has been preempted and to some degree tarnished by the modern tradition of neo-orthodoxy" (Requiem, p. 130). Oden says his mission is "to begin to prepare the postmodern Christian community for its third millennium by returning again to the careful study and respectful following of the central tradition of classical Christianity" (After Modernity...What?, p. 34). Oden is also active in the Confessing Movement in America, particularly within the United Methodist Church. He serves on the board of the Institute on Religion and Democracy.

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A Terrific Study of Christian Doctrine  Mar 9, 2001
Thomas Oden brings his usual passion and erudition to this work of theology, combining Biblical, Apostolic, Patristic, Medieval and Reformed thought into an excellent exploration of fundamental Christian doctrine. Oden is a "thinking person's conservative" who does not gloss over challenges to traditional Christian doctrines, but almost always concludes that the traditional doctrines are, in fact, correct and have stood the test of time and experience. I especially like Oden's ecumenical focus ... as one other reviewer remarked, this is a book that will be valuable to Catholics and Protestants, Calvinists and Wesleyans, High-Church and Low-Church. In sum, incredibly worthwhile!
 
Scholarly, useful, and Biblical information on the church...  Apr 28, 2000
Oden's third and final volume continues where the 1st two left off. This volume is dedicated to the work of the Holy Spirit, Redemption, and the church.

Like the other volumes the information contained within is useful, but thick and highly detailed. Oden quotes from the Bible, as well as a host of Church fathers and reformers. His systematic theologies are unqiue in this way, others that I have looked over, such as Grudem's, tend to start Christianity in the 1500s.

This book has multiple useful charts, such as the three types of churches, and the types of judgment.

Oden's work is in-depth, and I don't feel as if one should read it like a novel from cover to cover straight through. Rather it serves as a great reference work to be used any time digging deeper is needed. When my girlfriend's bible study leader was saying some theologically iffy statements, we got out Oden and found the information we needed to show her what orthodoxy thought on the matter. Now that my girlfriend is leading bible study we find that Oden's charts and information are extremely helpful (though there is so much information in even one chart that it usually takes more than one Bible study meeting to wade through it!) Overall, excellent!

 

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